Originally Posted by MysticBlueEX
There are several people that I know that went the way of the NG backup generators. Mostly older folks, or people with medical needs get them. From what I have heard, they work flawlessly. Most residences here have a Natural Gas line, so the setup would cost most $2500-$3500.
Well we kind of fit both of those.....I'm getting older and lazy + messing with that in the winter, yes I hate cold, if it was 100 outside I wouldn't mind at all. Then with the wife's illness, she wouldn't/shouldn't be messing with anything like that - she would but I'd worry every time she did.
The only thing I haven't "spec'd" out is the cost of running the line from the street to the house. They send letters every now and then and state they will "help" with that cost if I switch "something(s)" to NG. I'd do the water heater without thought - it came with the house when we bought it ~10 years ago. So if I could get the back up unit, gas line pulled and new gas water heater for $4k~$5k....I'm in.